“I have fought a good fight: I have finished my course, I have kept the faith”
II Timothy 4:7
Joerene Brooks, Jr. (Dumas), 53, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at his home with his love ones by his side.
Joerene was born in
, Texas, on September 6, 1953. He is a graduate of BallHigh School class of 1973. He was employed by UTMB (GNA) Dept. and also Hotel Galvez. He was a member of SunlightBaptistChurch where he served on the Usher Board until his health failed.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joerene Brooks, Sr.; brother, Robert Brooks, Sr.; sister, Doris Brooks; father in-law, Milton Grant, Jr. and son in law, Ramon Norwood, Sr..
Left to cherish memories is his loving and devoted wife of 22 years, Della Grant Brooks; daughters, Kizzie Norwood and Dominique Brooks; son, Joerene Brooks III; grandchildren, Raymone Norwood II, Katelynn Norwood and Darius Guilry; his mother, Mary Brooks; brothers, Freddie Brooks (Sharon), Leonard Brooks, Melvin Brooks (Renia), Larry Brooks, Alfred Brooks (Laura) Ernest Brooks (Cynthia); sisters, Ethel Tubbs (Wesley), Claudia Gillins (Rodney), Patricia Brooks Barbara Matthews (Kevin) and Jackie Brooks; brothers-in-law, John Grant (Preticha), Gerome Grant, James Grant and Milton Grant (Sherry); sisters-in-law, Sabrina Grant, Rosa Glover and Priscilla Grant; host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Viewing will begin at 4PM on Friday, June 29th, followed by a wake from 7-8PM at E R Johnson Family Mortuary. A service celebrating his life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 30, 2007, at the
with Pastor A. C. Tryon officiating. He will be laid to rest in LakeviewCemetery.
Special thanks to Dr. Alvah Cass, UTMB staff, Hospice Care Team of Texas City, Alicia Smith, Emily Guyton, Nakisha Paul, Faye Kinlaw, Louis Guilry, our families and the Sunlight church family.